"If one wants to reach younger people at an earlier age to shape their minds in a critical way, you really need to know how ideas and emotions are expressed visually"
- Martin Scorsese
Knowing this, you can choose to teach the old-fashioned way by lecturing, or try something new. I suggest making full use of technology and visual presentations that engage your students, simplify your planning, and lead to higher levels of student learning. This presentation accompanies the story, "Boom Town," which is part of the Treasures Reading program. The important reading skill of sequencing is taught here, first through direct instruction, and then through its application during the reading of the story. The lesson provides the necessary scaffolding, visuals, and sentence frames that students will need to ensure comprehension and the acquisition of the reading skill.
Give it a try, download the free preview and see if you think it's not worth $2.49. I propose that it is worth every penny and more!